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Implanted Medical Devices of the Future Could be Laser Powered, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) Study


12/1/2011 10:58:05 AM

Pacemakers and other implanted medical devices require electric current to operate. Changing the battery requires an additional operation, which is an added stress on the patient. A Japanese team led by Eijiro Miyako at the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology has now introduced an alternative approach in the journal Angewandte Chemie: an implantable converter that can simply be irradiated with laser light through the skin.

Read at Physorg.com


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